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Today, Tuesday 7 March 2017 from 14:00 – 16:00, the Intergroup on LGBTI Rights of European Parliament will host a roundtable on the rights of LGBTI Asylum seekers in the reform of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS). At this round table, they will discuss how to guarantee that the proposals to reform the European asylum

2016-02-25

Strasbourg Court: family reunification rights also count for same-sex couples

Yesterday, the Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled that refusing same-sex couples residence permits with the purpose of family reunification on the basis of their sexual orientation is discriminatory. The case was brought to the European Court after Ms Pajić, a woman from Bosnia-Herzegovina, was refused a Croatian residence permit that she requested

2016-01-26

Refugee homes for homosexuals set to open in Nuremberg and Berlin

An LGBT community group in Nuremberg has announced plans to open what looks to be Germany’s first shelter for homosexual asylum seekers. The move follows a number of attacks and discrimination against gay refugees LGBT group and operators of the accommodation “Fliederlich” said on Monday that up to 10 gay and lesbian refugees will be

2015-11-12

New rule allows refugees to bring same-sex partners to U.S.

Refugees and asylees from 23 countries can now ask to bring their same-sex partners with them to the U.S., even if they are not legally married.   The State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration in an Oct. 1 letter to Congress notes it will “allow a qualifying individual” to request their same-sex partner

2015-11-09

Gay couple opened their home to 24 refugees

gay couple have sought to dispel claims that refugees are bringing a tidal-wave of homophobia to Europe – after hosting 24 of them in their home. Europe is currently experiencing an influx of refugees and migrants from Syria and across the Middle East, many of whom are fleeing from conflict or terorrist group ISIS. A

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European LGBT advocates offer assistance to refugees

Jure Poglajen, a Slovenian dentist, and his partner of more than four years last month spent two weeks on the Greek island of Lesbos.   The couple had gone to the town of Molyvos, which is on the island’s northern coast, for what Poglajen described as a “normal vacation.” The two men soon found themselves